Hiking in Taiwan: More than Trails in Xitou

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Deep in the central mountains of Nantou County is Lugu Township and a spectacular forest park. Once a site used by students of the University of Tokyo during the Japanese occupation of Taiwan, sits Xitou Nature Education Area. This unique protected area is actually part of a much larger experimental forest owned and operated by National Taiwan University.

Visitors are drawn to Xitou for its trails and paths that criss-cross the beautiful forests and valleys. But there is something more here to discover too. Whether it’s the unique and endemic birds, insects and other wildlife or perhaps it’s the interpretation and sheer range of plants and tree species that are found in Xitou.

Here’s the only guide you’ll need to explore the best of Xitou Nature Education Area:

Walk on the Skywalk

Well we know we said there is more to the park than just the trails and paths, but…

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